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Jackie Corley – Publisher
Jackie Corley developed Word Riot in March 2002 with the help of Paula Anderson. Word Riot Press, an independent publishing press, evolved out of the magazine in January 2003. She developed Word Riot Inc., a nonprofit offering financial support to creative writers in the form of quarterly travel grants and an annual book award, in July 2011.

Jackie’s writing has appeared in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Fourteen Hills, Redivider, The Literary Review online, and 3AM Magazine, among others, and in various print anthologies. So New published her collection of short stories, The Suburban Swindle, in 2008.

Antonia Crane – Creative Nonfiction Editor
Antonia Crane is a Los Angeles-based writer, teacher and Moth Slam winner. She is the author of the memoir Spent by Barnacle Books/Rare Bird Lit. Her other work can be found in Playboy, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Rumpus, The Weelings, Dame, Salon, PANK magazine, Black Clock, The Believer, SLAKE, The Los Angeles Review and several anthologies. She is usually running up Griffith Park mountain or trying to get her students to log off of Facebook.

Sara Habein – Blog Editor
Sara Habein is the author of Infinite Disposable, a collection of micro-fiction, and she is a staff writer for Persephone Magazine. Her work has appeared on The Rumpus and Pajiba, among other venues, and you can also find her at Glorified Love Letters or @sshabein.

Cooper Renner – Reviews/Interviews Editor

Cooper Renner is the author/illustrator of The Tommy Plans (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), a graphic novel which tackles the Cold War and a Soviet invasion of the US with comic intent. A selection of his erotic drawings, The Amores, and an illustrated short story, The Sorrows of Young Hemdlos, are included in Triple No. 1 (Ravenna, 2012). Three of his novels are available as ebooks: Dr Jesus and Mr Dead, A Death by the Sea and A Spurious Death in a Foreign Country. He also edited for elimae, during its last 8 years of publication.

Kevin O’Cuinn – Fiction Editor
Kevin was raised in Ireland but now lives in Frankfurt, Germany, where he teaches English and tries to keep his nose clean. Links to his work around The Web can be found at Kevsville.


Doug Paul Case – Poetry Editor
Doug Paul Case lives in Bloomington, where he’s finishing up his MFA at Indiana University. He’s served on the editorial staffs of Indiana Review, Ploughshares, and The Emerson Review, and his poems have appeared in Salt Hill, Redivider, Juked, The Chattahoochee Review, and Court Green. He tweets: @dougpaulcase.

Brian Ames – Fiction Co-Editor
Brian Ames has a book called “Smoke Follows Beauty,” a Dalmatian named Frannie, and a bass guitar he built himself. He lives in Missouri. His second book, “Head Full of Traffic,” came out in Spring 2004.

Paula Anderson – Co-founder
September 11, 1982 – November 21, 2004
A Tribute to Paula Anderson

David Barringer – Fiction Co-Editor
David Barringer has written for Details, Mademoiselle, Playboy, and The American Prospect. He’s written fiction for Epoch, Nerve, Wisconsin Review, In Posse Review, CrossConnect, Tatlin’s Tower, and many others. He lives in North Carolina and maintains a website at

Nicolle Elizabeth – Poetry Editor
Nicolle Elizabeth was the editor of the poetry section at Word Riot from 2011-2013.

David Hoenigman – Interviewer
Hoenigman was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but has lived in Tokyo, Japan since 1998. He is the author of the novel Burn Your Belongings and the organizer of the bimonthly PAINT YOUR TEETH event held in Tokyo, a celebration of experimental music, literature and dance. He is currently working on his second novel, Squeal For Joy.

G.A. Ingersoll – Creative Non-Fiction Editor
A past Pushcart nominee, G.A. Ingersoll’s work has appeared in CutBank, Snow Monkey, Pindeldyboz, West Wind Review and Whalelane.

Charles P. Ries – Poetry Editor
Charles P. Ries lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His narrative poems, short stories, interviews and poetry reviews have appeared in over one hundred and seventy print and electronic publications. He has received four Pushcart Prize nominations for his writing. He is the author of THE FATHERS WE FIND, a novel based on memory and five books of poetry — the most recent entitled, The Last Time which was released by The Moon Press in Tucson, Arizona. He is on the board of the Woodland Pattern Bookstore ( He is a member of the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission and a founding member of the Lake Shore Surf Club, the oldest fresh water surfing club on the Great Lakes. You may find additional samples of his work by going to:

Timmy Waldron – Fiction Editor
Timmy’s work has appeared in So New Media’s Words V, Monkey Bicycle, Word Riot, Snow Monkey, Futures Mystery Anthology, Slow Trains, Eyeshot, Pindeldyboz, Fiction Warehouse, Thieves Jargon, Hack Writers, Soma Literary Review, Zygote in my Coffee, and The Journal of Modern post.